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Alleged murderer of Little Compton man indicted

The man accused of murdering a Little Compton resident in Newport six months ago has been indicted by the statewide grand jury on a charge of murder. Tyrese Poulsen, 18, of Newport, is scheduled …
Letter: Article shined important spotlight on music in the schools

To the editor:Thank you so much for the excellent article in last week’s East Bay papers about the status of music performance in the schools. You balanced all of the important information so …

Editorial: Be thankful for …

Commentary: We must honor commitment to cut transportation pollution

Letter: Vaccine skepticism 'increasingly untenable'

Letter: Thanks to the Portsmouth voters for supporting school bond

Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices – April 16, 2020

These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on April 16, 2020.

Dorothy Vollmer, 90, Little Compton Dorothy (Wood) Vollmer, 90, of Little Compton, RI, died peacefully in the home she built, surrounded by loved ones, on November 24, 2021. She was the adoring wife of George W. Vollmer for nearly 68 …
John J. Staskiewicz Jr., 65, Tiverton John J. “Jack” Staskiewicz Jr., age 65, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 7, 2020 in St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the loving husband of Christine (Dunne) Staskiewicz to whom he …
Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, Portsmouth Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, of Bath, N.H., formerly of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Madison, known to many of his friends as Beetle, was born on Dec. 23, 1936 in Concord, …

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